Thursday, November 28, 2013

A jog with the dog in the fog or a snowshoe? November in Canada confounds

November is a transitional month in Canada when fall has to find its way to winter. November just can't make up its mind from one day to the next. And we fiddle with what gear to break out, or put away.

One day you're jogging with the dog in the fog on an urban trail.
The next day, you're kayaking in the rain and running into a thin sheet of ice on a mountain lake.
 Then, wake up to over 20 centimetres (7 or 8 inches) of fresh snow.
This is November folly in Canada.

In the National Capital Region of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario/Gatineau, Quebec), cross-country skiing has already begun in Gatineau Park, Quebec.

November has finally made up its mind in Canada, it's winter!
Happy trails.
The BaffinPaddler

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